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Tips on preparing your home for sale this spring


Spring market home sale in Dutchess County New York


With the spring real estate market just around the corner, folks are already making plans to list their homes for sale. If you are one of these people, the question you should ask yourself is “have you done your homework to make sure your home is fully ready to be sold”. In other words, besides the obvious of making sure all repairs and updates are complete, you’ve organized and decluttered, and your curb appeal is the best it can be, there are other important details not to miss. Here’s a small list of reminders that could potentially help to save you from delays or even losing out on a buyer.


  • It’s a good idea to hire a home inspector before listing to get professional advice on any potential issues that you can’t see.

  • Have you had your attic checked for signs of mold!?

  • Have you checked your homes radon levels and if required do you have a radon pump in place?

  • Do you have a well? If so, have you had the water tested?

  • Have you interviewed real estate agents?

  • It’s also a good idea to replace light bulbs and add a few more to brighten it up.

  • Bathrooms and kitchens are focal points, buyers will pay attention if they have been updated.

  • What is the condition and age of your septic system? Do you have a record of pump outs and when was the last time?

  • How old is your roof? Have you had it inspected … ever?

  • If you have a basement, are there any signs of moisture? If so, this could be a source of mold, and you’ll want to have it addressed before listing.


The above are just some of the focal points that can often be overlooked. Our firm provides a full range of services to a diverse client base, each client receives personalized attention, including in-depth consultations with the attorney who will manage your transactions. Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced real estate and banking attorney at Handel & Carlini, LLP, call 845-452-2221

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